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June 2013

The LawsonGuru Letter
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
In This Issue
Workspace and/or LSO ???
Process Flow Approvers on Vacation
Catalog Numbers - Dashes &/or Leading Zeros
Certification Education Pay
Worthwhile Reading
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"'Wrong' is one of those concepts that depends on witnesses."
-- Scott Adams
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community.  The LawsonGuru Letter is published by--and is solely the opinion of--John Henley of Decision Analytics. 
Time To Rename LawsonGuru ?
With Lawson S3 and M3 customers adopting integrated Infor products, is it time to expand as well as rename the LawsonGuru Letter and LawsonGuru.com? I thought it would be fun to ask the community for advice. Read More...
Workspace and/or LSO ???
Just curious to know if others are as confused as we are on this topic. Read More...
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Process Flow Approvers on Vacation
We have a Process Flow for requisitions approvals that is based on Accounting Units, Dollar Amounts, and Approval levels. Example: if it is for a certain dollar amount, it goes to the dept. manager for that accounting unit for approval. After that, if it over a certain dollar amount, it goes up the chain to the director of that accounting unit. My question is this: How do other places handle users going on vacation? Read More...
Catalog Numbers - Dashes &/or Leading Zeros
Would like some advice on dealing with catalog numbers & avoiding duplication. For example, we had 0277-010-212 set up in Lawson. Requester orders same item but uses 277010212. Buyer does not recognize duplication & vendor will accept either number as the same item. I gave 277010212 its own Lawson number and months later caught the duplication on some reporting. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Read More...
Certification Education Pay
Hi, our Execs are reviewing our current Certification, Education and License (CEL) pay and I foresee changes. Based on what I have heard certain job codes in certain departments will be eligible for certain CEL. So, a job code that resides in multiple departments may only be eligible in one department. In addition the only hours that will be eligible will be worked hours so no PTO, Sick, Jury Duty or Bereavement will receive the additional pay. I wanted to throw this situation out there to see how others have configured Lawson or their time and attendance system to correctly pay for CEL. How are you handling this? Read More...
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John Henley
Decision Analytics

Worthwhile Reading
The Art of Being a Great IT Leader
A great IT leader has a vision, practices servant leadership, is accountable to others, and has a personal relationship with his or her team.
CIO Insight, March 20, 2013

Healthcare Organizations Go Big For Analytics
Half of providers and payers see advanced analytics as their top investment priority, says IDC survey.
InformationWeek Healthcare, March 19, 2013

How to Become a More Decision-Centric Organization
Many organizations' success or failure is determined by the decisions they make.
Information Management, August 14, 2012

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